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Alt Pop

PREMIERE: Hillary Capps' new LP is a slow illumination, plays Rockwood 1.25

Album rollout cycles have become increasingly creative in recent years — while 2020 is very much still in its waxing period, we tip our hats to Hillary Capps’ forthcoming album, The Way Back Home, for its slow unveiling in coordination with our sister Moon. Releasing in four parts in tandem with the four lunar cycles (new, waxing, full, and waning) and over the course of the year’s first five months, the tracks themselves slowly illuminate Capps’ penchant for lush indie pop and introspective lyricism. Home’s inaugural New Moon cycle presents listeners with two tracks (“Slow Motion” and “You Could Be The Moon,”), songs centered around beginnings, both setting the stage with their respective rising, dramatic builds, offset by spacey guitar work and shuffling grooves. Those interested in following the record’s rollout can presave it on Spotify, and those seeking a celestial listening experience can catch Hillary Capps at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, on January 25th.


Irene Diaz navigates lost love on new single "Another Observer"

Irene Diaz returns after a long hiatus with her new single "Another Observer", a cut from her upcoming full-length Lovers & Friends, out later this year. In "Another Observer", the alt-pop singer-songwriter navigates lost love using her soulful voice and mournful arrangements. This slow jam comes with a music video depicting Diaz working through her grief in text message format as she sits in her car overlooking the California dusk. With moody and electronic textures on top of Diaz's rich voice, "Another Observer" is just a taste of what's to come later this year on Lovers & Friends; take a look at the video for the track now. - Will Sisskind


01.24: Trends paint dream pop picture with show at The Roar Room

On January 24th, dream pop quartet Trends will mark the release of their debut album Palettes with a colorful show at The Roar Room. Trends has grown from lead vocalist Marina Paiz's lo-fi solo project to a four-piece indie powerhouse, creating songs that expand from soft and introspective musings to rapid-fire proclamations in both sound and verse. Palettes has the band processing life's complex moments through song; on tracks like "Ampersand" and "Blanket Party", Trends explore grief and missed opportunity, as well as what we do to cope and make our own way through our lives. Take a look at the music video for "Branches", a single from Palettes, below. - Will Sisskind 


TIFFY is touring New England, plays O'Brien's Pub 01.19

It is always nice to see New England artists joining forces to showcase their music to fans of the area and beyond. Boston bedroom pop act TIFFY is touring New England alongside Lowell's Tysk Tysk Tysk. Stops include Pawtucket, RI, Portsmouth, NH, and Portland, ME, with the tour culminating at O’Brien’s Pub in Boston. Those familiar with TIFFY know Tiffany Sammy deploys a unique brand of fuzz-pop able to take hold of any venue with its robust basslines, distorted guitars, and stormy synth swells. The tour is in support of TIFFY’s latest EP Fire Sale, released back in June, filled with an array of tracks that range from cool lo-fi pop to jagged indie rock. Tysk Tysk Tysk, for its part, has a new single out now titled “Yeah, Right.” Stream TIFFY’s title-track from the new record below and catch the groups at one of the mentioned stops listed here. - Rene Cobar


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